Travel writing is a fun “niche” writing market. Of course, in travel writing there are many “travel market niches”. Are you doing everything you can to spread the word about your trip? If not, find out how you can better position yourself and write your trip.
There are three main “niche” markets for you to promote your travel writing: blogs, podcasts, and social networks. It’s easy to write a blog, record a podcast, and network using social networking sites. Combine all three together and you can “spread” the word about your travel writing.
Many organizations spend a lot of money on advertising. But you don’t have to follow in their footsteps! Blogs, podcasts and social networking sites are free. Take the opportunity ahead of you and start advertising your travel writing.
3 Ways to Market Your Travel Writing
Blogs. You’ve heard it a million times, create a blog! It is a powerful communication tool on many levels. Not only can you use a blog as a portfolio, but you can also sell products through affiliate marketing. You can also sell your eBook, travel guide or travel memoir on your blog.
You can create a monthly newsletter and send it to readers who “accept” to receive it. This is a great way to compile an email list. So when you write this new ebook, you can email your readers and let them know.
Remember, a blog can reach millions of people worldwide. It’s a great way to attract new readers and potential customers to freelance writing jobs.
Podcasts A podcast is “a series of digital audio or video media files that are distributed over the Internet by distributed download, via web feeds, to portable media players and personal computers” (from wikipedia).
People love podcasts because they can take them anywhere. It’s great for marketing and building relationships with your visitors. Podcasts have unlimited potential!
The benefits of a podcast are: By generating traffic to your site, you will become an authority in your niche travel market, free advertising, and some freelance travel writing work. You never know who will see your podcast.
Social networks MySpace, Facebook, Twitter, StumbleUpon, Technorati, Digg and countless other social networking sites can put you in touch with millions of people. If you don’t have a page on MySpace or Facebook, go and set one up now! Think of all the people you can reach by advertising your site on social networking sites.
Companies use these sites to market to the population of 12 to 21 years. Also, many baby boomers (another big travel market) are using these social sites to keep in touch with their children and grandchildren, find friends and find a partner!
If you don’t use social networking, you are missing out on many opportunities to gain readers for your blog.
Travel writers use these three ways to publicize their travel writing. Each has the potential to make you a very lucrative travel writer. Not to mention the fact that you may have some awesome skills listed on your resume.
You never know that you might get a chance with a travel organization that will pay you to create a podcast on European destination packages (if that’s your specialty). The opportunities are limitless!
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